echos67 wrote:SteveZee wrote:I'd like to add that the Happy Thoughts grates look to be in fine shape and are better suited for coal than the cabinet Sterling which look a bit like wood grates to me or combo wood/coal.
You would need to get some refractory lining in both stoves if you were to burn coal. Me, I like the Happy Thoughts Great name for stove! It will certainly do a fine job heating that space if it has a 15" pot. If that's measured at the bottom then it probably a 16" and the same size as the Glenwood in my avatar. I heat 2500sqft of a 226yr old house on the Maine coast with my Glenwood aided by another Glenwood cookstove in the kitchen during the coldest times. These two use about 6 tons of coal a year between them and I have only used maybe 50 gal of oil at most when I was traveling for 10 days. My steam boiler is just my backup.
I think this post would be so much better if it had pictures showing the stove and cook stove you refer to .
(I never get tired of seeing your cook stove and mo116)
Yeah I almost did post em again!